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Address: Buji Neighborhood Committee, Longang District, Shenzhen 518112, China
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12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Description: One of the most popular and enjoyable daytrips from Shenzhen, this village...
One of the most popular and enjoyable daytrips from Shenzhen, this village is almost entirely dedicated to painting. Get a self-portrait done or request a freshly-painted Van Gogh or Rembrandt.
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I really enjoyed this area, hundreds of shops selling any kind of paintings at very good price, also custom made arts, reccomended for all the tourist

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Hong Kong, China
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed this area, hundreds of shops selling any kind of paintings at very good price, also custom made arts, reccomended for all the tourist

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

If paintings interest you, then this makes a wonderful day trip. There are hundreds of shop selling all kinds of art, from the cheap and cheerful to average copies of Van Gogh and Klimt, to some stunning original art. Remember to budget lots of time, shops or painters have different specialties, so you will need to spend time walking around.... More 

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Hong Kong
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

After living in HK for many years I've always wanted to visit Dafen. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of art and the friendliness of the artists/shop keepers. No one hassling or pressuring you to buy. Sure most of the stuff is very cheesy but there are some diamonds in the rough. Best place to have paintings copied, so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I am not a artist or truly appreciate the aspects of art like many, but very much enjoyed this place. So many great pieces to casually walk around and see. It is in a quant little village and not to far walk from subway. I will visit again in future and shop for art once I get a apartment in... More 

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East Berkshire, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed a great day with students from our school touring the DaFen Village. Great bargains and lots and lots of different paintings to choose from. Definitely an interesting place to visit and explore! Many small alleyways with artist busy painting copies of some famous artist as well as creating some of their own great works.

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Shenzhen, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

been there for to spent a nice couples of hours, i did not regret it, a lot of different artists, great prices compare to europe or USA

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Newcastle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

A little out of the way and bigger than expected, Dafen Art Village is an interesting place. There are hundreds of art stores with many different styles, prices and sizes. Very cheap too. Best thing being there is no pressure to buy! It is a little out of the way and there are few places to eat but a quaint... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We bought 2 silk embroidered scenes from a shop and brought them home. It is a fascinating experience to see so much art

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Guangzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Its pretty far away, especially if you're staying in Shekou, but it is absolutely worth the trip! Yes, there is a lot of crap. And yes, much of it is by no means original, but there are actually a lot of really great options to be found. We got our hotel in Shekou to call us a cab. He used... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

A huge look into the world of the oil painters. Lot of small artist workshop where you can look at them during they work. Really interesting, there is also the possibility to purchase the paintings direct at the shops.Or you can give them a photo and they paint it into oil.They also deliver it worldwide...(they sayed so)!

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